Monique Gordon finds homes for discarded objects, blurring the line between the magical and the mundane. Like the work of Tschabala Self, Wangehi Mutu, and Winifred Rembert, Gordon’s collages rescue ordinary matter like garlic peelings, candy wrappers, orange leaves from a compost pile and roots these objects in purpose. Known for her bright pastels and dreamy watercolors, of multi-dimensionality Gordon says: “I like texture because I like to feel.”

Recently, Gordon completed an extensive photography project, My ‘Hood Is A Museum (2018), a series of nature images that documents the pre-colonial Lenni Lenape presence in Philadelphia.

Her poems, which are heavily influenced by her dreams, have been published in Diabetes Health, Apiary Magazine, World Enough Writers and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2018 Art Materials Grant from Visual A. Gordon lives in Philadelphia.